The Colourful Carnival in Granville

The carnival in Granville will be held from 21st to 25th February this year. It’s an annual event that lasts for five days and always finishes on the Tuesday of Mardi Gras. This is the 146th event and is one of the most well -know events in the North West of France. Since 2016 the […]

Visiting the Normandy WW2 Sites

If you have just 24 hours you could spend a day discovering the Normandy WW2 sites. There is a huge amount to see so this is just an introduction. Nevertheless it’s a very useful suggested itinerary for visiting the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. The article below was written by Normandy Now and Then in […]

What To Do in Villedieu

The new 2020 tourist guide for Villedieu-les-Po√™les has just been published. It’s available to download or you can pick up a copy from the Villedieu tourist office. It’s jam-packed full of inspiration of what to do in Villedieu and is written in French and English. A Stroll Around Villedieu A walk around Villedieu is one […]

Jersey War Tunnels

The Jersey War Tunnels give a fascinating insight into life in Jersey during World War 2.The exhibition is housed in the former underground complex built for the Germans. In 1941 it was originally built as a shelter to protect German troops but was converted to a hospital in 1943. It remained operational until 1945. German […]

A Beauty Salon in Gavray

A visit to the beauty salon in Gavray is the ultimate treat while on holiday. Like many of the shops in Gavray it’s a small, independently owned business. Originally they were based in the high street but last year they moved to a larger shop that was refurbished to the owner’s requirements. There are now […]

A Stroll Through the High Town in Granville

The high town in Granville is often overlooked by visitors to the town who instead visit the shops, restaurants, bars, casino, market and port in the main town. However, visiting the fortified high town is like stepping back in history and is a hidden gem not be be missed. Accessing the High Town The high […]

What to do in February in Normandy

Are you wondering what to do in February in Normandy? It can be a great time to visit as many of the popular sites that are busier during the summer months are blissfully quiet. It has to be said that you can’t guarantee good weather at this time of year. Rain is a possibility but […]

The Normandy American Memorial

Day 4 of the Normandy Advent Calendar showcases the Normandy American Memorial near Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer. It honours the bravery of those who fought on D-Day and the ensuing battle. The memorial area is organized around a 22 foot tall bronze statue called The Spirit of American Youth Rising From the Waves. The statue […]

A Guided Walk in Villedieu

A guided walk in Villedieu is one of the best ways to discover this historic town which was established in around 1130. There are 14 orange and brown information boards with text in both French and English to help you on your walk through centuries of history. Practical Information Villedieu is relatively compact although this […]